Mt. Olive was planted by Rev. Jameson L. Teamor in June, 1992. When he retired from ministry, he joined Dr. Teamor's (his daughter) church plant, Mt. Calvary House of Prayer (planted in 2007.) In 2015, When Rev. went home to glory, the church adopted the name, Mt. Olive. In 2008, we formed Calvary House to aid our Veterans and their families. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of our volunteers, our board, and our amazing church community. We now worship weekly with members in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan. Reverend Teamor would be ecstatic to know about the international reach of the ministry he started!. To God be the Glory!
Bishop Dr. D. L. Teamor, our Senior Pastor, is a wife, mother, pastor, author and founder of Calvary House, a 501c3 established to support US Veterans. Dr. Teamor began teaching Sunday School and Youth Bible Camp at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church when she was only 16 years old, and she has held nearly every position available at Mt. Olive since its inception in 1992 including church secretary, choir director, trustee, assistant pastor, pastor, and now, bishop. She accepted her call to ministry and was licensed there in 2001, then ordained in 2002. Additionally, she planted Mt. Calvary House of Prayer in 2007, where she served as pastor for seven years. She holds a BS in Business Administration, an MBA, a Ph.D. in Business Marketing, and a second Doctorate in Systematic Theology. She started her corporate career at IBM at age 19 and eventually, her experiences crossed the educational, technological, automotive, and real estate industries. She gives all thanks and praise to Jesus Christ for all He has done in her life!
Pastor Damont Goolsby, who suffered a massive stroke at the age of 23 only months after graduating from Morehouse College accepted his call to ministry in December, 2020. After being "written off" by doctors and told that he had "the mind of a two year old," his mother, the late Barbara Ann Goolsby, unwilling to accept that prognosis, began extensive rehabilitation exercises with him, and to say that he has beaten the odds is an understatement. He committed his life to Christ and served on the Usher Board of Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, MI with his father, the late Ralph Goolsby. In 2015, he was ordained as a Deacon at Mt. Olive MCC. He has also dedicated his life to helping others experience total health and healing as they overcome their own physical and/or mental challenges. Though his loving parents are no longer with him, their spirits will live on as Pastor Damont continues to forge a path of health and healing, all while leading others on their own journey to spiritual, physical, and emotional wholeness!
Pastor Jimmy Shaw, was born in Belfast Northern Ireland and has been walking with the Lord Jesus for many years since 1977 when he made his commitment to Christ. He was in training in those early years to be a motor mechanic, but at the age of 20 yrs he decided to commit to a different path and try and make a career in Youth Work. He found that he had real skills in working with young people but felt he needed some Bible training. At that time in the UK dyslexia was not recognised which meant he couldn’t finish the Bible training course as there was no help available. Still believing in the call of working with young people, he gained skills in the outdoors canoeing, rock-climbing, mountain-walking and sailing. He got married in 1984 and has worked with youth, current and ex-prisoners, and with disabled adults, He began formal ministry in April, 2021. Pastor Jimmy continues his journey to forge a path of healing, encouragement, and empowerment for all but especially young people today as they have so much information and disinformation being thrown at them. There needs to be proper teaching and guidance given to enable the following generations to continue growing the Kingdom of God.
Biography to Follow
Pastor Jacqueline best describes herself in her initial sermon, Get Your Mind Right, a three-part series. She stated, “let me introduce myself . . . I am the Daughter of the Most-High God; Ambassador for HIS Kingdom; a living Sacrifice; a commander in God’s army; fearless, obedient, deliberate and intently focused on God; created and wonderfully made by God; suited up with the Armor of God, and authorized to trample on every enemy in my path and to cast out demons. I am a Prayer Warrior, a Disciple of Christ, plugged into the Supernatural Power Source of God and highly favored. I embody the spirit of the faithful servants of God; Esther, Deborah, David, Gideon, Candace, Lydia, Daniel, Elijah, Paul, Phoebe” and so many others. As a servant and messenger for Christ, Jacqueline accepted her call to the ministry to preach, to teach and to cast out demons in April, 2021. She gave her initial sermon in July, 2021. She is a visionary, a consultant, a mother, a counselor, a great listener, an advocate, a friend and does everything with passion and purpose that is why she is anointed and appointed to serve the Lord in whatever capacity HE assigns her. Jacqueline has over 30 years in the Corporate world working for the top domestic auto manufacturers and other Fortune 500 companies. Her professional experience cross industry lines from legal to automotive to insurance to information technology to consulting. She has gained a wealth of knowledge, skills and talent. While those were great experiences, her true passion is in entrepreneurship. She is an entrepreneur at heart. Jacqueline has launched three businesses to date; Foster McCollum White & Associates - 2009, a consulting firm; More Cake Please – 2001, custom designed desserts; and the most recent is Global Hues, LLC – 2021, where she is CEO and founder of a socio-business networking & technology community for minority-owned businesses. Her passion for helping others realize and develop their dreams speaks to her love and commitment for entrepreneurship. Jacqueline has an Associate’s degree as a paralegal, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Organizational Development and a MBA. In addition, she has three certifications; two certifications are in Information Systems using SAP software and the third certification was recently added in December, 2021 with the National Entrepreneur’s Association where she participated in the first graduating class from the program. This certification empowers and entitles Jacqueline to consult with and/or train other entrepreneurs who wish to launch their own business. Jacqueline is also a member of the National Entrepreneur’s Association.
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The purpose of our High Hopes Wellness Ministry is to promote health and healing as part of our overall spiritual condition, and to help our congregation show love for one another and ourselves. We strive to support each other in attaining wellness of our minds, bodies, and spirits through guided Bible studies, uplifting, and prayer. If prompted, enter 5555 for password.
Join us each Friday as we place our petitions before the Lord Jesus Christ, praying for the church, individuals, the sick, and others.
This special small group meets once every three months where we gather online to watch portions or all of a mainstream movie, and apply it to the Word of God! Enter 5555 If passcode is required.
Basic Training is a compact, yet comprehensive topical faith study covering issues pertinent to Christian foundations and everyday life.
Here at Mt. Olive, we celebrate both our children and the colorful world in which we live through our online storytime session. We read one or two books highlighting different ethnicities, cultures, and nationalities; sing a song or two; and give thanks to God for giving us such a beautiful world to live in, and people to live amongst!
"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
2 Corinthians 9 :7
The mission of Calvary House is to provide support to formerly deployed military men and women as they re-enter the community, as well as the families of deployed and returning soldiers by providing services that are consistently available, accessible, and responsive to the needs of individual service members, families, and groups seeking assistance. We will work within the community to contribute, facilitate, and promote awareness of the needs of our men and women in the armed services to the enrichment of all; and to provide high-quality, compassionate and comprehensive services to as many military personnel and their families as possible.